Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Walleye and sauger fishing report

On Monday Brian and I headed out on the river around 8 a.m.  We ran around for a bit just checking areas with the marcum underwater camera.  We found pods of fish in several areas today, not all walleyes ,   There was one area that was absolutely loaded with channel cats. Could not even see past them they were so thick.   Also seen several sturgeon, and sheepshead and red horse .  

After finding the right fish we vertical jigged plastics to no prevail so our next technique was to drag jigs and that was the right choice , we pulled in several walleyes and saugers dragging our jigs around.  If you find the fish you can catch them if you spend the time trying.  Sometimes it is slow this time of year but when pulling jigs around the quality of your walleyes seem to be better.  

We fished in water depths that ranged from 12- 17 foot to catch our walleyes and saugers.  The river temperature was right around 38 degrees today in this areas we fished.  Colors of baits were pearl blue, chart pepper, and gold cracker. All were equal.   Water clarity is excellent. I believe I could see 5 feet down.  Oh mr walleye can see better than me at my age.  

Brian it was a great time on the water and look forward to going out another day soon !!

good luck out there guys and gals!!!!!    

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Denver has 38 years of experience on the Mississippi River...

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